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Optimal consumption: 8 to 20 years
Ageing potential: 20 years
Producing comune: Puligny-Montrachet.
Site: Puligny-Montrachet is located in the central section of the Côte de Beaune, where the celebrated Côte des Blancs (Slope of the whites) is located. A few steps from Montrachet, this plot enjoys an ideal location, mid-slope. It is one of the most prized white Premier Crus.
History & tradition: the name « Cailleret » refers to its stony and rocky soils.
Soil: limestone. Mixture of brown earth and pebbles.
by Véronique Boss-Drouhin
This Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Cailleret always offers a beautiful shining golden hue with sometimes green tints. It develops delicate and racy fragrances whose floral notes mingle with complex aromas. The palate is seductive with its magnificent opulence and delicious finesse. It can age in your cellar but I recommend to drink it between four and seven years of age; it will enhance the most refined dishes.
2020 provided a very good crop. The wines deliver aromas of honey and fruit mingllng with notes of dried fruit. The acidity level, higher than in 1999, enhances the impression of freshness.
Supply: this wine comes from grapes and musts purchased from supply partners according to rigorous specifications.
Harvest: grapes harvested by hands in open-work crates. If necessary, a careful sorting is proceeded.
Vinification: slow pressing in a pneumatic press. The juice of the last press is separated from the free run-juice. The juice is transferred into wine barrel after a little settling.
Ageing: the alcoholic fermentation as the malolactic and the ageing are being processed in oak barrels. The proportion of new barrels is around 20% to 25%.
The ageing lasts between 16 to 18 months.
Origin of the wood: oak grown in French high forest.
Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.